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PROGRAMS FOR SPRING 2017:

Big Personalities in a Little Room: Managing Meeting Mayhem

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Rothberg, Professor of Strategy, Marist College School of Management

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 3:30pm  4:35pm
Location: Murray Student Center, Room 3101

We all have to work in groups and we all know the cast of characters:  Side-bar Sally, Randy the Resident Expert, Negative Nelly, Talkative Tim, Perfect Pat, Ira the Idea Killer. This workshop gives you all the tools to manage a mixed bag of personalities while sticking to your agenda.  Dr. Rothberg is the author of the soon to be released book “The Perfect Mix: Everything I Know about Leadership I Learned as a Bartender.” At this event, participants will learn to minimize distractions while maximizing a group’s time and potential.

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**NSLS FIRST TELECAST OF THE SEMESTER**

A Real Estate Rags to Riches Story

Telecast Speaker:  Barbara Corcoran, entrepreneur, syndicated columnist, author, and investor on ABC’s popular reality show, “Shark Tank”

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 6:45pm  8:30pm
Location: Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Participants will hear what it was like for Barbara Corcoran to overcome the obstacles ultimately building New York City’s largest real estate business from a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business.  Her ability to creatively leverage media, anticipate market demands, and take risks is what ultimately has afforded her the opportunity to be an investor in the success of others.

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Life Skills for Leaders: Power Conversations

Guest Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Quinn, Associate Professor, Marist College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time:
3:30pm  4:45pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

This workshop packs a practical punch as participants learn to communicate more effectively.  In her popular Life Skills for Leaders workshops, Dr. Quinn will teach you techniques that get the results you want in your career, in your leadership roles and in your personal life.  Participants will learn how to push past passivity, ax the aggression, and master the principles of assertive communication.

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Character Clips: Managing Conflict Mindfully

Guest Speaker: Joseph Connell, Assistant Vice-President for Student Success, Ramapo College

Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Character Clips is a unique and highly interactive series developed by Joe Connell, former Coordinator of Marist Commuter Services.  This multimedia presentation offers students a chance to explore essential aspects of leadership using examples from pop-culture. Participants will reflect, interact and learn how to develop their own strategies and strengths in managing the inevitable conflicts that arise when working with and leading others.

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Networking: Together We Can Be Unstoppable

Guest Speakers: Target Corporation Training Team Leaders

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Sometimes people react negatively to the word “networking” thinking of cheesy characters tossing business cards around with selfish agendas. This workshop dispels the myths and fears associated with this critical life and leadership skill. In fact, it is networking that has brought Target to campus and with them, the return of former members of the Emerging Leaders Program.  Participants will paint a new picture of the process after being given a framework to be more effective at networking, while also having an opportunity to experience the power of the process. 

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**NSLS TELECAST**

Losing Isn't Everything

Telecast Speaker: Curt Menefee, sportscaster, co-host of Fox Television’s “NFL Sunday,” Host of Travel Channel’s “Hello Goodbye,” and co-author of a recently published book by Harper Collins

Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time:
6:45pm  8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Cabaret

A famous face with a fabulous story, Curt Menefee will share the hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history and the importance of being resilient in the face of adversity.  Participants will learn lessons from the field that speak to turning our failures into success.

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From the Classroom to the Boardroom

Guest Speakers: Michael Johnson ‘13, Board Member, Montville Township Board of Education; Vice President, Kiwanis Club of Montville, NJ; and Paralegal, Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP & Daniel Torres ‘13, Deputy Town Supervisor & Councilman, Town of New Paltz; Former Trustee, New Paltz Central School District & Staff Member of the Local Economies Project

Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
Time:
11:00am  12:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

As former freshmen roommates and alumni of the Marist College Student Government Association, these Red Foxes have carried on their commitment to community service as members of their local Boards of Education and beyond. Join presenters Michael Johnson ‘13 and Daniel Torres ‘13 in a discussion on the role of service and student leadership in the modern political field.

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Learning to be Yourself

Guest Speaker: Brother Sean Sammon, FMS ‘70, Member, Marist College Board of Trustees

Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time:
11:00am 12:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

The best leaders are self-aware.  New leaders (and young adults in general) often describe their experience with the “imposter syndrome,” an uneasy feeling that others will discover we simply don’t know all there is to know about what we are doing! This workshop helps participants understand the challenges we all face from our late teens through our early thirties by looking at the following milestones:  forming our identity; developing relationships of friendship and intimacy as well a meaningful spirituality;
identifying a life’s work; and finding trusted guides or mentors who can help us with the process of growth.

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Getting Credit: Advice from a Cutting Edge Credit Coach

Guest Speaker:  Jeanne Kelly, Entrepreneur, author, speaker and credit coach

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time:
2:00pm  3:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

On “speed dial” for media outlets such as The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Today Show, Credit.Com, myFICO, and our own Poughkeepsie Journal, Jeanne Kelly is a cutting edge credit coach whose secret sauce is combining her people skills with money matters.  She is the author of “The Credit Makeover” and “The 90-Day Credit Challenge,” and she teaches a popular online course series and speaks to a wide variety of audiences.  Participants won’t earn academic credit, but they will learn valuable tips about money management, credit competence and leading your own brand.

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From Marist to Millionaire - Helping Your Vision Take Flight

Guest Speaker: Gina Egel Stern ‘99, Founder and President of D_parture Spas

Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
Time:
9:30am  10:45am
Location:
Hancock Center, Room 2023

With a strong belief that everyone is entitled to the experiences they want, not just the ones they are dealt, Gina Stern, a Marist graduate, pioneered an industry, founding D_parture spas, to give travelers a better airport experience. She opened her first airport spa in 2000, one year after graduation, at Newark Liberty International Airport. Since that time, Ms. Stern has added multiple locations including the relaunch of her Newark site as the world’s first eco-friendly airport spa. She has been featured on Montel Williams discussing her journey to success from an inner city youth and high school drop out to a Marist graduate and CEO of a million dollar enterprise.  Gina is also an award recipient and inspirational speaker for the Make Mine a Million Dollar Business program - the only national initiative committed to the growth needs of post-start-up women owned businesses with less than 1 million dollars in annual revenue. Although Gina speaks nationally to women in business, emerging leaders and inner city youth, she especially enjoys having an opportunity to inspire Marist students.

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Welcome to the Machine

Guest Speaker: Colin McCann, Associate Director of First Year Programs & Leadership Development and Adjunct Lecturer in Communication, Marist College

Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:
11:00am  12:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Our embrace of technology has led to changes in our behavior. These changes are a hot topic in the dawn of the 21st century. Never before in recorded history has access to information and other human beings been so abundant nor seemingly so easy. This program examines the impact our technological dependency may have upon the manner (and quality) of our interactions. Proficiency in electronic communication, particularly through the Internet and social media, is now expected among young leaders. You will be asked to turn off devices for the duration of this event. The horror!

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Happiness: Find Yours and Pass It On

Guest Speaker: Robin Diller Torres, Assistant Dean of Student Leadership and Engagement, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology and Communication, Certified Executive Life Coach, and Good Works Institute Fellow, Marist College

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time:
11:00am  12:15pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Room 3101

Albert Schweitzer said, "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” Often accused of being excessively happy, Robin Torres enjoys no compliment more. Participants in this workshop will explore what it means to “be happy,” discover methods for increasing their own personal happiness quotient, and appreciate the close link between happiness, leadership and success.

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**NSLS TELECAST**

A Conversation with Anderson Cooper

Telecast Speaker:  Anderson Cooper, Emmy-Award winning anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°, journalist, and author

Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
6:45pm  8:30 pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has extensively covered the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, the riots in Baltimore, MD and Ferguson, MO, Pope Francis’s U.S. visit and the terror attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage. He has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates and town halls. In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes. Participants will experience the turning of the tables as Cooper answers the questions instead of asking them.

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**NSLS FINAL TELECAST OF THE SEMESTER**

The Power of Productivity

Telecast Speaker: Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, The New York Times reporter, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time:
6:45pm  8:30pm
Location:
Murray Student Center, Cabaret

Charles Duhigg is a Pultizer-prize winning reporter for The New York Times. He is also the author of Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity and The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and societies. His message will provide Society members with valuable information that can be immediately implemented in to many aspects of their lives.

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